Other https://urbexobsession.com/category_Other en SS Norisle https://urbexobsession.com/gallery_SS_Norisle <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">SS Norisle</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/08/2016 - 11:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="Ship's telegraph photographed in the engine room." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="acc2704d-1549-4385-a9bb-12ea5407e7b6" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_7643.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">On July 15, 1946, the 215-foot SS Norisle, hull #136, was launched at the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collingwood_Shipbuilding" target="_blank">Collingwood Shipyards</a> and was put into service as a ferry on October 17 of that year. It was operated by the <a href="https://www.ontarioferries.com/en/home/" target="_blank">Owen Sound Transportation Company</a> and ran between <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobermory,_Ontario" target="_blank">Tobermory</a> and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehkummah" target="_blank">South Baymouth</a>, Manitoulin Island. With a single 1,000 hp coal-fire steam engine and a gross tonnage of 1,668, the Norisle had a speed of 12 kts (22 km/h), and a capacity of 200 passengers and 50 vehicles. She was 203 feet in length, 36 feet across the beam, and had a 16 foot draught.</p> <p><img alt="View down the deck on which cars were loaded." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2a7457fc-a5ba-4b99-9a1c-a3f7122eb495" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_7633.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">During the winter docking of 1950 / 1951, the Norisle had a fire sprinkler system installed to comply with new government regulations.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The site, maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca contains Marine News from May, 1973 which states,</p> <blockquote class="text-align-justify">While Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. goes ahead with its contract to build the new ferry for the Tobermory-South Baymouth service, arguments are still raging over the suitability of the design of the new vessel and over the selection of the site for the new dock which some observers feel will ruin the character of Tobermory harbour. Fans who want to enjoy the crossing on the old ferries, NORGOMA and NORISLE, had better get moving as time for the pair is running short. It appears that NORISLE will be retained as a standby ferry for the crossing due to her ability to carry campers and trucks.</blockquote> <p><img alt="View of the forward common passenger area." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="14ac5582-58f5-46d3-84c7-199e8fb44b95" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_7654.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">New hope for the ship remaining in some kind of service was noted by the Marine News in March, 1974.</p> <blockquote class="text-align-justify">One of the best pieces of news we have heard in many a moon concerns a proposal by the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission to operate a ferry service between Manitoulin Island and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The fate of the proposal appears to hinge on the availability of docking facilities on the Michigan side and the Commission seems to be eyeing the Cedarville area for a terminal. From the description of the two vessels (unnamed in the newspaper release) which the Commission would like to use on the service, it is apparent that they can only be NORISLE and NORGOMA which will be displaced from their normal Tobermory - South Bay Mouth run later this year with the entry into service of CHI-CHEEMAUN. This new plan is one which we would very much like to see carried to fruition and we hope that preparations for the service will go smoothly.</blockquote> <p><img alt="Looking out over the bow." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2ef76245-ac1a-460d-95e0-abe1e5f72883" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_7675.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">These plans clearly fell through. The Norisle was retired and replaced by the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Chi-Cheemaun" target="_blank">MS Chi-Cheemaun</a>. It is apparent that they intended to sell the ship as the Marine News from February of that year states,</p> <blockquote class="text-align-justify">Bidding on the passenger steamer NORISLE, called by the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, closed on October 15. Although we are not aware whether other bids were received, it was known that the City of Owen Sound was anxious to acquire the vessel. On October 22nd it was officially announced that the steamer is to be given to the city which was her home port and the idea apparently is that she be turned into a floating museum and / or restaurant. While it is pleasant to think that NORISLE will be preserved, we get the cold shivers thinking about her being used as an eatery. Such plans crop up a dime a dozen, but how many ever come to function? The market for such an eating place in Owen Sound must be extremely limited and NORISLE is too good a vessel to be relegated to such a sleazy future. On the other hand, we suppose that anything is better than seeing a twenty-nine-year-old vessel go to the scrappers.</blockquote> <p class="text-align-justify">In the following year, Norisle, no longer an object of interest to Owen Sound, was sold to the Township of Assiginack for $1.00, where she served as a floating museum. Despite attracting as many as 2000 visitors each year as of 2006, it was later closed as a museum (2008?) but continues to be docked in Manitowaning.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The <a href="http://www.norisle.com/" target="_blank">Friends of the Norisle</a> foundation is attempting to transition the ship into a luxury lake cruiser.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="field field--name-field-file-attachments field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">File Attachments</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://urbexobsession.com/sites/default/files/2017-11/barrie_examiner_20161222_Norisle.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=312251" title="barrie_examiner_20161222_Norisle.pdf">Barrie Examiner - Group begins legal action against township over Collingwood-built ship</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-virtual-tour field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Virtual Tour</div> <div class="field__item"><p>For best results, click the button with the square for fullscreen view. 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src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HMLrguutpG0?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep03 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="LnTlpYHGg_InAUyZZlhp7L4pedtPkgCu6M2_XGkQpQY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 41 at https://urbexobsession.com Sunny Brae Stadium https://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Sunny_Brae_Stadium <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sunny Brae Stadium</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/26/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">This structure, located in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moncton" target="_blank">Moncton, New Brunswick</a>, was designed and constructed by R.C. Donald between 1921 and 1922. It was apparently inspired by Roman Arenas, but was originally designed with a concrete, conical roof. As the building neared completion, cracks appeared about 3 metres from the rim. The building inspector demanded the roof be changed to wood.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">At considerable expense, the concrete roof was removed and the concrete used as the foundation of Donald Street in Moncton. The rink was finally opened and served as a sporting and concert venue, featured festivals, pageants and carnivals when not in use as a skating rink.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">On February 26, 1928, a fire destroyed the roof of the structure</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Located pretty much in someone's back yard, I sorta tip-toed through the tall grass to go inside. The description above, regarding the inspiration of the Roman Arenas was very evident when you stand in the middle and look around.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">There are some stories I've read about the place indicating that the fire that destroyed the roof also claimed lives, but the sources were questionable, and inconsistent. If you find yourself in Moncton, it's kind of a neat place.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comment</h2> <a id="comment-145"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/comment/145" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/145#comment-145" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Sunny Brae Arena</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 11:15</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2011-10-21T15:15:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1513974405"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I grew up a stone's throw from the old Sunny Brae Arena on Rockland Dr in the 60's and 70's. The land around the arena was a swamp and would freeze over in the winter and made for a perfect place to skate and play pick up hockey. We used to bring our scoops and shovels and keep the snow cleared. Fond memories indeed, It was amosquito factory in the spring so the City of Moncton drained it and we lost our outdoor skating rink. :(</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=145&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="wNoL77iuLREHKS5D1G78RTm817QddmyGkEDQ3XIknRY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-146"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/comment/146" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/146#comment-146" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I Was Trying To Find Out What</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 17:35</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2011-10-22T21:35:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1513974480"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I was trying to find out what was known about the fire at the Sunny Brae Rink. I had some pics taken there this summer and it got me looking :-)</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=146&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="_RhtPiJZ7QBs_Qz_0KecQq-kDWRxEZ8Vq1S2xsZEqag"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-147"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="1" about="/comment/147" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/147#comment-147" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Cause Of Fire</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span> on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 22:26</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2011-10-23T02:26:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1513974548"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>According to a site administered by Parks Canada, the fire traces back to a new Ray-Glow heating system which was essentially a fireplace with an open ended natural gas line. It also indicates that one young girl was killed in that fire.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=147&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="zsLq4Hoe7hV2m-X9oi28aJ-J0gkXBVZmlHUsxz3sIWg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-148"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/comment/148" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/148#comment-148" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">RINK</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">DEBBY (not verified)</span> on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:06</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-01-06T03:06:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1513974612"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>YES A YOUNG GIRL FROM HIGH ST DIED THERE SHE CAUGHT FIRE IT WAS A DRESS UP CARNIVAL NIGHT. ..SHE LATER DIED OF HER INJURIES AND SOON THE RINK WAS BURNT DOWN. COULD. HAVE BEEN CONNECTED ,,,NO ONE KNOWS I USED TO LIVE BY IT AND PLAYED IN THE RUINS AS A CHILD AT THAT TIME NOT KNOWING ITS SIGNIFICANCE</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=148&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="9pO8XuJ0em3AXaemO1hPnxgCnShUFx1dFNaFegh3_8c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-149"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/comment/149" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/149#comment-149" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">My Grandmother&#039;s Great Uncle</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jan Wright (not verified)</span> on Sun, 04/12/2015 - 11:13</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2015-04-12T15:13:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1513974677"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>My grandmother's great uncle through marriage was rc Donald... She skated there often...also, my grandfather played saxophone in the ymca band...they would play for skating and he would skate with my grandmother during breaks while they were courting! They were married in 1924.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=149&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="OZelAavOx2szdpHj15yTngtu3ijyw3PVi4PnhUA9lEs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=413&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="iD2X7D6ZAugjDGP6h3VUJkxLd-rPvTyzyJXACyL-jZI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 413 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Sunny_Brae_Stadium#comments Wasaga Race Track https://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Wasaga_Race_Track <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wasaga Race Track</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/07/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">To the best of my knowledge, the track opened in 1956 and closed in 1970. Prior to construction of the car racing track, this same location had a horse-racing track.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The 1960's saw a decline in activity here, tapering continuously until its closure the following year.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">I stumbled upon mention of this online as I was looking for information on other locations in Wasaga Beach. I made a mental note of it and decided to go there on our next visit. As it turns out, I didn't have to wait too long. We took a slow walk around the turns and found it difficult to imagine, by today's race-track standards, how anyone could safely run a race here.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comment</h2> <a id="comment-1"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/comment/1" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/1#comment-1" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Wasaga Beach</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 21:21</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2010-06-08T01:21:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1511741707"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Wow, I never knew. Glad I found your post about this, have to do some research o this.<br /> Andrew</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f2l6E3exSxFDxa_4V_oxZaC4lhbUjGxcEMIVDS7iiXI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-2"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/comment/2" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/2#comment-2" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Stumbled Upon The Track Today</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:11</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2012-05-08T19:11:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1511741782"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Stumbled upon the track today. Got lost in the forest and found it. Most people in town probably dont know it even exists</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8HyszN_uZaobqtd30DdLSRD9p71vJt7YwSHUzjLPUDo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-3"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="1" about="/comment/3" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/3#comment-3" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Stumbled</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span> on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:31</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2012-05-08T19:31:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1511741866"></span> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/2#comment-2" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Stumbled Upon The Track Today</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Funny you say that. The day I was there, there was a guy walking his dog nearby. I spoke with him briefly to see if he knew any history on the place, and he didn't even know there was a track just over the hill. It seems a well-kept secret.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=3&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0OyyOQQqaGvdq26UA1cWNzmOvoFjuLoAqp4RXqYk6XA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> </div><a id="comment-4"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/comment/4" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/4#comment-4" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Wasaga Raceway</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 23:22</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2013-07-07T03:22:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1511742249"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>My father, uncle and a friend ran the races there. My father and uncle ran the horse races in the aftwtnoon then the stock cars at night. That was my childhood.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="XOtoOEajTmGO-ySbCbuuJ-3RWGWOq9TFLYj6XhVpmVk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <a id="comment-5"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/comment/5" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/5#comment-5" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Wasaga Raceway(Harness Racing) @ Wasaga Speedway</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Sun, 11/19/2017 - 10:33</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-11-19T15:33:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1511742448"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Along with partners Bill Dawson @ Bill Rodda I started Horse Racing on Augus 12, 1961 and continued<br /> to have horse races in 1962 bu lacked customer support and had to cease to operate. In 1962 with<br /> Don Batters we took over the Stock Car Races, held each Sat. nite. We drew big crowds who saw many<br /> local drivers including Jim Ingram, Gerry Reevers as well as many of the top C.N.E. drivers including Ross Howes, Jack Cook, Norm Lelliott, Doug Warnes, Pete Harvie providing exciting racing. Special appearances<br /> were made by Jim Howard @ Gary Witter, two international drivers. Additionally Earl Ross raced<br /> with us and later went on become NASCAR Rookie of the year in 1971.<br /> I recently visited the old track and it brought back some fond memories</p> <p>Ken Richards</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=5&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="snLK4uT1j2VtGw-KzkfvzjF68wCrC45QPo-Mz5zLNL4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=75&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="GKsWg-6DdYXa-q4ehT-1AJOAFlxzFd4PzJ7DcNxsVxI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 07 Jun 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 75 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Wasaga_Race_Track#comments Screaming Heads https://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Screaming_Heads <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Screaming Heads</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/14/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Peter Camani (pronounced Ka-mar-nee) B.A. has been an artist and teacher of Art at the Secondary School level in Ontario since the mid-'Seventies. An eclectic by nature, his interests have included marathon running, martial arts, farming, agriculture, in addition to painting and sculpture.<br /> -from the sculptor's <a href="http://www.mmage.com/screamingheads/" target="_blank">website</a>.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">What you see in the pictures are his creations. A rather overwhelming landscape that has to be experienced first-hand to be truly appreciated.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">His workshop is like a playground. Medieval weapons on the walls, and there is a large stone fireplace whose chimney exits the house as a large, smoke-breathing dragon. Peacocks, geese, chickens, chipmunks and more wander freely around the property adding even more of a surreal feel to the entire place. And if you want a real treat, strike up a conversation with him.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Ok, this isn't an abandonment, or even yet a place of historical interest. Yet I would definitely classify our time here as being an exploration.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=694&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="sP1ndiqzo6A7GK2qSRY_ugh65Mh5X4etyoZtoDN6RXw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 14 May 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 694 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Screaming_Heads#comments Flight 93 Crash Site https://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Flight_93 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Flight 93 Crash Site</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/15/2008 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">This was the field in which Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001. The passengers and crew, having realized the nature of the terrorists' plan, attempted to retake control of the aircraft. During the ensuing struggle, the aircraft crashed. The attempt, even though it ended in failure, succeeded in keeping the terrorists from using the aircraft to kill hundreds more.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><b>Update May 7, 2009:</b> While I was at this site, I overheard people talking about the Government trying to negotiate with the landowners to acquire the land for a permanent memorial. As I understood it, the landowners were allegedly holding out for more money.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In a <a href="http://www.wjactv.com/news/19396127/detail.html">news article</a> I ran across today, it turns out the Government has decided to appropriate the land.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I understand that, from one perspective, this feels like a violation of property owners' rights. But I have to say that in this circumstance, I agree completely with the Government. It had to be done.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=489&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="3lCN8dFaW9MarPzwXvBQReSnQ5BQgoTpKjEtORHTeHo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 15 Jul 2008 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 489 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/gallery_Flight_93#comments